Check out the Today in MA page for the history and archaeology of Lucy 'Foster,' a life that straddled emancipation in Massachusetts. Lucy's social life speaks about race, class and obscured histories in America, and the complexity of those relationships. Lucy's material life gives clues about continuity and commonality in African-American life.
This is one installment in a month-long look at African-American history and archaeology of Massachusetts, and sometimes nextdoor. We will offer the local stories of Black Lives and a regional look at some work done this far and what that tells us today.
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